By AHRA Staff
October 2013—Patient safety is a goal shared by all imaging administrators. AHRA & Toshiba recognize the critical need for not only patient safety programs but for funding to make these programs a reality.
The AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Program will provide seven grants in 2013 to fund programs, training, or seminars aimed at improving pediatric or adult patient care and safety within diagnostic imaging. The programs funded by these grants will be used to create a best-practices tool to share with other hospitals and institutions.
As in years past, six grants of up to $7,500 are available to be awarded to single-site hospitals and imaging centers. Three grants will be awarded for projects that improve the safety and comfort of pediatric imaging. Three grants will be awarded for projects that improve overall patient care and safety in imaging.
One additional grant of up to $20,000 is available to be awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) or hospital system.
Completed applications are due October 14, 2013. Grant recipients will be announced in December 2013.
AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management
Attention: Sarah Murray
490B Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776
For additional information about the program, including videos of the 2012 grant recipients, and articles written by past recipients, please visit the AHRA website at www.ahraonline.org.